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VOL. UV 



WELLESLEY, MASS., MAY 9, 1946 



NO. 20 



Floats Will Exotic Tree 
Star "Hansel Day Pageant 
And Gretel" 'JungleBook' 



Float Night, with its gaily 
colored pageantry, musical back- 
ground, and class crew races, 
will resume its place among tra- 
ditional Wellesley festivals, Fri- 
day, May 17, beginning at 7:45 
p.m. Absent from the list of col- 
lege activities during the war, it 
is expected to be an especially 
big event this year because no 
class now at college has ever 
seen it before. 

The theme this year, "Hansel 
and Gretel," will be carried out 
by floats depicting such scenes 
as the cookie house, the chil- 
dren's dream, and the watch of 
the woods, all against a back- 
ground of appropriate music. 
"We expect that the irregular 
outlines of the floats will be very 
effective against the dark night 
sky," explains Betty Bremer '47, 
business manager of the project. 
The floats will drift along Lake 
Waban from the cove up past 
Green, so that onlookers at all 
points along the shore may see 
them. 

Before the floats appear, the 
class crew races will start off 
the festival. After these the four 
crew teams will form a "W" and 
the freshman barge will be 
christened. The classes will sing 
their crew songs on Severance 
green. 

"Because we have learned the 
difficulties of producing Float 
Night without any past experi- 
ence," explains Max Bublitz '47, 
head of Publicity, "we are re- 
cording every thing we do and 
any suggestions we have, to help 
the producers next year." 

The floats, produced by stretch- 
ing a plank across two canoes 
whose paddlers, in black, are un- 
seen, were designed by various 
college groups who are now sup- 
ervising the carpentry and work- 
ing with the costume committee. 
During the pageant, there will 
be narration and continuous mu- 
sical accompaniment. 

Part of a big college week-end 
which also includes Tree Day, 
Float Night will be an important 
event, being one of the few fes- 
tivals open to outsiders. Many 
alumnae return each year for it, 
and so many children are expect- 
ed to attend that a special guard 
has been provided to watch them. 

The project, which will cost 
$1500, is sponsored by the col- 
lege. In case of rain, it will be 
held the following night. 



"Our Faith" To 

Be Freshmen 

Vespers Theme 

"Our Faith— Questions and An- 
swers" is the theme of the Fresh 
man Vespers which will be held 
Sunday evening, May 12, at 7:30, 
in the Chapel. Dr. Paul Lehmann 
will be the guest speaker at the 
service to be conducted by the 
Freshman Council of Christian 
Association. All members of the 
college are invited. A volunteer 
freshman choir will sing and Bar- 
bara Daniels '49 will play the 
organ. A collection for relief in 
Europe will be taken. 

Jean McCouch is Chairman of 
the Freshman Council with the 
following committee heads: Wor- 
ship, Dorothy Glore; Publicity, 
Carla Winsor; Ushers, Theodora 
Lee. 

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Allene Lummis '46 

By Carol Remmer, '^8 

Panthers, pythons, and almost 
all the jungle beasts as well as 
some Daliesque creatures called 
"scary things" will dance on 
Severance Green, Saturday, May 
18 in the Tree Day Dance Page- 
ant. This year's dance recital, 
based on Kipling's Jungle Book, 
will relate the adventures of 
Mowgli, danced by Fuzzy Glas- 
senberg '46, Head of Tree Day. 
Held on the green for the first 
time in four years, the Tree Day 
ceremony will open with forma- 
tion of the "W" by the classes, 
the introductory speech given by 
the Freshman Tree Day Mistress, 
Grace Geer, and the processional 
of the Tree Day Mistress, blonde 
Allene Lummis and her four bru- 
nette aides: Scotty Campbell, 
Betty Elliott, Bibs Somerville 
and Joan O'Connor Strickler. 
The giving of the sophomore 
spade and the race to the fresh- 
man tree will follow the dance 
pageant. 

Miklos Rozsa's Score 
The tale of Mowgli, his animal 
friends and their fight with 
Shere Khan, the tiger, played by 
Sherry Yarwood '47, will be 
danced to the Miklos Rozsa music 
used in Alexander Korda's movie 
of Jungle Book. Rozsa recently 
won the Academy Award for his 
background music for "Spell- 
bound." 

A jungle setting, that Fuzzy 
.Glassenberg calls "a huge, glori- 
fied Rousseau background" will 
cover about sixty feet of Sever- 
ance Green. Due to steam pipes 
says Fuzzy, the green has under- 
gone drastic changes since 1941 
and "now resembles the Grand 
Canyon rather than a velvet 
lawn." 

Against the Rousseau setting 
and on the now rolling lawn will 
dance the panther, Patty Smith 
'46, the Python, Marty Ritvo '48, 
the chuckling bear, Ruth Kula- 
kofsky '48, the wolf mother, Jane 
Cummings *47, wolf cubs, a jac- 
qual, hyena and cobra. Besides 
these soloists the jungle will be 
inhabited by monkeys, an ele- 
phant tribe, wolf pack, baby 
hippos, giraffes, zebras and aided 
by a chorus of living trees. 
Swaying Trees 
The large and almost complete- 
ly bestial cast explains the jun- 
gle atmosphere that has lately 
overrun such temperate regions 
as Stone-Davis court, Alum and 
the amphitheater with stampedes 
of elephants, hordes of monkeys, 
and swaying trees. 

The Tree Day Committe hopes 
to make tickets for the pageant 
(Continued on Page J h Col. 2) 



Wellesley Can 
Help to Solve 
Food Shortage 

Approval of Wellesley's food 
conservation program by UNR- 
RA workers in Alglasterhausen, 
Germany, is expressed by Miss 
Ruth Houghton, former director 
of the Placement Office, in a let- 
ter to Mrs. T. R. Covey, College 
Dietician. "We are enthusiastic," 
says Miss Houghton, acting 
deputy director in the Western 
District Children's Center of the 
American Zone of Occupation, 
"because every bit of food any of 
us has eaten since coming to 
Europe is supplied by the U. S. 
Army and because the food fed 
all the D.P.'s (Displaced Persons) 
in Germany is imported by the 
U. S. Army." 

There are thousands of people, 
she states, who can testify that 
what is conserved in America 
does get to Europe and does do 
some good. "Food shipments from 
the United States are behind 
schedule," adds Miss Houghton, 
"and until they begin arriving in 
greater numbers, UNRRA work- 
ers and Displaced Persons must 
rely on Army issues." 

Undernourished Infants 

According to Miss Houghton, 
there arc about 160 children from 
two weeks of age to seventeen 
years in the Center. "All of them 
come into UNRRA camps mal- 
nourished," she says, "and the 
babies which come from German 
hospitals are usually pathetic 
specimens of infants. One look 
at them would convince any 
American that food conservation 
was not only a good idea," she 
claims, "but something that he 
himself wanted to do." 

In order to help alleviate this 
desperate situation in Europe, 
the Wellesley food conservation 
program calls for co-operation of 
all students. "We are asking girls 
not to request seconds on such 
foods as rolls and muffins." says 
Ricky Mindlin '47, Publicity Di- 
rector of the program. Until stu- 
dents co-operate in cutting to the 
fullest extent, the kitchens can- 
( Continued on Page S, Col. 1) 



Mayling Soong Institute 
Will Take Place in Fall 

Speakers Will Consider American Policy in Pacific 
At Second Quadrennial Institute of Foundation 

By Sylvia Crane, '47 

Plans are already well under way for the Mayling Soong In- 
stitute on "Some Problems of American Policy in the Pacific," 
which will take place here at Wellesley early in the coming acad- 
emic year from October 10 to 12. 

Mrs. Dorothy B. Atkinson, chairman of the Mayling Soong 
Foundation, has stated, "I feel certain a distinguished Institute 
will be presented — one which will quicken interest in and enlarge 
undertakings on that important and complex topic, and which 
will be a credit to Wellesley College. The impetus of such an In- 
stitute should continue through several years." 

the speakers is John 



'48 Dance Will 
Wind up Tree 
Day Festivities 

"The music is really going to 
be 'reef," promises Janet Van 
Arsdale, Chairman of the "Spring 
Fling," the sophomore dance 
which is to be held May 18. from 
8 to 12 p.m., in Alumnae Hall. 
Hal Reeves Orchestra will play 
and contrary to his usual prac- 
tice of only appearing at a dance 
for a short time, Hal himself 
will direct for the entire evening. 

The "Spring Fling," will pro- 
vide a festive climax to Float 
Night and Tree Day for the class 
of '48 as, amid festoons of bal- 
loons, they dance around a flow- 
ered arbor in the center of the 
ballroom, to the "right" music. 

Janet is being assisted in 
planning for the dance by Nat 
Peterson, Chairman of the Deco- 
rations; Bobbie Lowitz, Tickets; 
Sue Gelsthrope, Floor Commit- 
tee; Mary Zeller, Publicity; Sally 
Luten, Music; Margo Hoon. Re- 
freshments; and Jean Emery, in 
charge of entertainment. 

The Reception Line will in- 
clude Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Hor- 
ton, Valerie Roemer, President of 
'48, and Janet Arsdale. Mrs. Rhett 
and Mrs. Wygant will chaperone 
the dance. Patrons and patro- 
nesses will be Mr. and Mrs. Hen- 



Wellesley Opens Summer Institute 
For Foreign Students in America 



By Mary Harriet Eldredge, \£9 
"Greater friendship and better 
international relationships are 
the fundamental ideas behind the 
Wellesley Institute for Foreign 
Students," says Miss Carol 
Roehm of the Department of 
Spanish, who will act as Director 
of the Institute this summer. 

Miss Roehm points out that al- 
though there are language and 
orientation centers in other parts 
of the countiy, there are none 
in the New England area, and it 
is to meet the needs of new 
foreign students that Wellesley 
has decided to establish the six 
weeks course. The University of 
North Carolina inaugurated a 
center four years ago, she adds, 
and Dr. A. C. Howell, of the Uni- 
versity will act as Assistant Di- 
rector of the Wellesley program. 

U. S. Leads Education 

"Since the war," Miss Roehm 
continues, "the United States has 
assumed a place of leadership in 
education, due to the destruction 
of books and buildings, the loss 
of professors, and the stealing of 
equipment in conquered nations." 
There is a new generation in 
Europe desiring education, she 
adds, and the governments as 
well as the individuals are turn- 
ing to the United States. 

Foreign governments are es- 
pecially interested in sending 



over graduate students for spe- 
cific work, who will be able to 
return to their native lands with 
knowledge of certain things 
which we do well. "However," 
states Miss Roehm, "we are also 
interested in obtaining under- 
graduates for the interplay of 
ideas and backgrounds which 
takes place when students live to- 
gether as friends." 

American Students Assist 

In order to help the foreign 
students get acclimated, six 
American student assistants will 
serve as companions, helping 
with the informal program. 
"They will eat meals with the 
foreign students," explains Miss 
Roehm, "and help them with 
shopping and entertainment. The 
Institute would like to have 
three men and three women to 
act as assistants, and at least 
one will be a Wellesley girl." 

In addition to the classes five 
days a week, a series of special 
lectures will be given to point out 
the difference between our col- 
leges and universities and those 
of foreign countries. Students 
will also have opportunities for 
entertainment in private. houses, 
and will use Boston as a "special 
laboratory" in which they will 
learn about other American 
cities. 



Among the speakers is 
Carter Vincent, Director of the 
Office of Far Eastern Affairs in 
the Department of State. Mr. 
Vincent's talk will cover the 
theme of the Institute itself. Also 
in the partly completed roster of 
speakers are Ralph J. Bunche, As- 
sociate Chief of the Division of 
Dependent Area Affairs in the 
Department of State, who will 
discuss trusteeship under the 
United Nations Charter; Profes- 
sor Rupert Emerson of Harvard, 
who will speak on independence 
movements in the Southwest Pa- 
cific; Felix M. Keesing, Professor 
of Anthropology at Stanford's 
Hoover Institute, School of Naval 
Administration, whose specialty 
is American island territories in 
the Pacific. 

Other speakers include Profes- 
sor Raymond Kennedy of the De- 
partment of Sociology at Yale, 
whose area of speclialization is 
Southern Asia, Indonesia, and 
the Philippines; Professor Char- 
les F. Remer of the Department 
of Economics at the University 
of Michigan, whose subject is U. 
S. trade and investment; and Mr. 
Grayson Kirk, who will discuss 
the American Security policy in 
the Pacific. The list of speakers 
is not yet complete; their topics 
and place in the Institute pro- 
gram are still tentative. 

Features Security, 

Dependent Areas 

According to the Mayling 
Soong Program Committee, "it 
is the hope that the Institute 
progi-am as provisionally out- 
lined will make it possible to 
consider in some detail two im- 
portant aspects of American 
foreign policy as it relates to 
the Pacific, together with certain 
facts, policies of other countries 
and international engagements, 
in the light of which our policy 
in that area must be developed." 

The topic for the Institute, 
"Some Problems of American 
Policy in the Pacific," will permit 
consideration of problems of im- 
portance to the whole Pacific 
area, and will not duplicate the 
extensive material on China and 
Japan which the Mayling Soong 
Foundation has featured in the 
programs of the past two wars. 

For the coming Institute, the 
Foundation hopes to work on the 
program in conjunction with 
Forum, C.A., the Cosmopolitan 
Club, and Agora. Under the di- 
rection of Miss McCrum, the Li- 
brary will compile a reading list 
for all interested. 

Miss Margaret Ball. Professor 
of Political Science, is Chairman 
of the Faculty Program Commit- 
tee. Lottchen Vondersmith '47 is 
in charge of student participa- 
tion in the Institute, and Mr- 
Henry Schwarz of the Depart- 
ment of History is Chairman of 
the Committee on Publicity for 
the Institute. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 9, 1946 



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NECESSARY? 

Now that the semester is just three and one 
half weeks short of being over, we can look 
back on the year with some sort of perspective. 
It has been a good year, but it has not been 
without its complaints — ami the one which 
drones into our ears marly every hour of the 
day is. "There are so many things that I want 
to do, but I just haven't had the time." Though 
we wonder if some of that feeling of pressure 
could not be avoided by more efficient time- 
planning on the part of every student, we feel 
;tin that much of it is due to other can- 
One of them we know to be t he ever present 
lectures. This year 89 lectures were delivered 
— that amounts to three lectures a week not 
counting exam weeks. This is approximately 
fifteen more lectures than were given last year. 
Obviously the attendance has been affected and 
a result fewer people go to fewer lectures. 
We can't say that we entirely blame them. The 
lecture committee for next year has recognized 
the problem, and to alleviate it they are urging 
departments, clubs and organizations to con- 
solidate as much as possible so that they may 
esent one really good program rather than 
i or more mediocre ones. The schedule for 
ear will not be completely filled and 
Thursday afternoons will be kepi free in case 
red events arise. 
But the lectures are not the only cause. It 
be a habit of organizations as much 
of individuals to forge! thai there are others 
like them. As a result their respective aetivi- 
and the demand which thej place 
upon their members rapidly increases. The in- 

3pecially noticeable to us beca 

it necessitates greater cove] vhich in turn 

mean* we are kepi busier. Perhaps all the 

itions need a chance to stand off and 

look at themselves and m 30 doing find 

""i v. here 1 hey can trim ofi a few unnecec 51 

ditions or sharpen up the efficiency of the 

\\ ould not lii- be much li bed lc i1 

have i" keep trying to supply our- 

' 1 'i hands al 1 

1 nol a plea to cul down on all extra- 
curricula] activities it 1- nol a slur on some 

rypleasanl ol college life. It is men 

offered as a reminder that we ''annul let them 
monopolize our time entirely and that soi 

greatly to 
the poin 



GREENER PASTURES 

Most of us get that old feeling that every- 
thing's piled up on us at once at sometime dur- 
ing our college careers. The professors are all 
1 .111 to remove us personally from the student 
body. They're all trying to get rid of us. And 
what can "poor little us" do against so many 
misguided but determined people'.' At least one 

answer seems to be: "Transfer!" We could go 
to one of those nice big midwestern universi- 
ties where they have ••wonderful" courses, "fa- 
mous" professors, and those nice co-ed insti- 
tutions to brighten up life and kill that "I-am- 
surrounded-by-females" feeling. 

"More varied and modern courses" is one 
of the biggest and most encouraging arguments 
we can give ourselves land, besides, it sounds 
quite noble when we're explaining our plans to 
other people). If we've really decided upon 
a home ec major, a radio major, or art school 
to round out our educations, a transfer is the 
practical and legitimate answer; there are some 
of us who have actually planned our college 
careers that way from the beginning. How- 
ever, if the course we plan to pursue in greener 
pastures seems just about the same as the one 
we'd planned for Wellesley, the conclusion is 
obvious that it's not a change in college we 
need so much as a change in ourselves. 

Everyone gets depressed. It doesn't seem 
quite fair that quizzes, papers, extra curricular 
activities, and depressing social dilemmas should 
all decide to congregate in one week. Still, a 
little planning beforehand would have straight- 
ened most of us out; and, much as we hate to 
admit it. most of the social dilemmas have a 
way of working themselves out peacefully if 
we let them. We don't think that the solution 
lies in transferring any more than it does in 
dosing our door tight and spending the rest 
of the day in the Well. A little time spent in 
arranging a schedule that takes into account 
the relative importance of the jobs to be done 
is a lot more help. And, when the week is 
successfully completed, we have a much better 
feeling than we gain from any amount of time 
spent perusing the catalogue of that "other 
college" where, if we don't wake up to our- 
selves now, we'll probably face the same prob- 
lem all over again. 



jrstcinitssrxtaw&tTicasrflrSfci!^^ 



Beyond the €ampu§ 



by Michal Ernst '1,1 
President, USSA 



DOES IT PAY TO BE IGNORANT? 

We were much amused by Billy Rose's recent 
statement: "Beautiful women do not go to col- 
lege." And we were equally amused by the 
quick dissent and noble defense of the American 
College Girl by our friends across the Charles 
River. 

The Harvard Lampoon took exception and 
immediately challenged Showman Rose to a 
contest: six nightclub hostesses or showgirls 
versus six college women. The twelve beautiful 
women, groomed for the big event by Harry 

( iver and wearing formals and bathing 8U its 

personally designed by Adrian of Hollywood, 
will be judged by seven newspaper men, all 
bonded experts on feminine pulchritude. The 
home -trelch in this race will he at the (,'npley- 
Plaza Hotel Saturday, May 18. 

The trial heat to select the Lampoon entries 
will be May 11 at the Hasty Pudding Club. 
The winnahs will be proclaimed by audience 
applause, subjeel to Lampoon approval — Har- 
vard wants no dark horses. 

The Lampoon is anxious thai their number- 
one spring -i". 1 ting evenl be run fairlj , mis u 
no angles, The entries will first parade before 
the judges' stand in evening dresses; after a 
quick change thi Beautiful Women will display 
1 heir racing form in bathing suits. The Lam- 

oon also -1 reeses that they take sei iously this 
affront to the American College Girl, and ex- 
presses confidence in The Cause. As a Harvard 
spokesman proclaimed: "We nol only hopt the 
college women will win -we know they will!" 

The gentlemen may bi correct — it is hardly 
the soil of race to be won by a nose; on the 
other hand we can certainly expect a photo- 
finish. 

We are -till amused. 



Last week-end three members 
of the student body represented 
Wellesley at the national conven- 
tion of the United States Stu- 
dents Assembly. The convention, 
called specifically to revise U. 

S. S. A.'s guiding policy to fit 
the demands and prospects of 
the forthcoming year, reflects, 
often in a startling way, the 
tenor of student opinion in the 
United States. As in any organi- 
zation that seeks to represent 
the broad base of public opinion, 
this convention represented a 
seemingly large but proportion- 
ately small percentage of Ameri- 
can students. Nevertheless, it 
was particularly interesting to 
note that with the range and 
complexity of problems facing 
us today on both the national 
and international level, one of 
the biggest and most time-con- 
suming conflicts of the conven- 
tion was waged over the ques- 
tion of discrimination with par- 
ticular reference to religious and 
social discrimination in student 
organizations, sororities, and 
fraternities. At the risk of los- 
ing a vital percent of its mem- 
bers, the U.S.S.A. came out with 
a positive stand against discrimi- 
natory practices in college soro- 
rities and fraternities. 

This represents a direct fron- 
tal attack upon what bids fair 
to become a major social crisis 
in our generation. The problem 
would be a good deal simpler if 
discriminiation and segregation 
even among students were con- 
fined to national Greek-letter fra- 
ternities and sororities — but is 
it? We take considerable pride 
here at Wellesley in the fact that 
we have no sororities in the us- 
ual sense of the word and elec- 
tion to societies is at least not 
based on differences of religious 
creed. But does that automati- 
cally absolve us of all exclusive- 
ness and all of the snobbish 
instincts that lead to discrimina- 
tion? 

Yesterday in the Well, I heard 
a junior commenting on a con- 
versation with a taxicab driver 
en route to Wellesley. He asked 
about the school — it was good, 
wasn't it, it was expensive, a lot 
of rich girls went there? To all 
these questions, she had to an- 
swer yes. His closing comment 
was that he wanted to send his 



a 

daughter there but he didn't 
think she'd fit or be happy — and 
to this, too, the junior felt also 
that she must silently agree. 
Along with being an expensive 
school, aren't we also pretty ex- 
clusive? How many daughters 
of bus drivers, plumbers, garage 
mechanics can and would fit into 
the free-spending, very well- 
dressed atmosphere of our cam- 
pus? 

Even if our intentions are whol- 
ly liberal, our appearance is not. 
At the U.S.S.A. Convention, a 
particularly forceful corallary to 
this was presented by Dr. Chan- 
ning Tobias, Senior Secretary of 
the Y.M.C.A. One of the weakest 
points in our diplomatic rela- 
tions with Russia, he noted, has 
been the unsavory quality of af- 
fairs at home. Whenever we be- 
come critical enough to accuse 
the Russians of subjugating 
other peoples, they have the last 
word. They can, and with much 
truth, always turn upon us and 
point to our treatment of Ne- 
groes in the United States. In- 
ternationally this has a direct 
reflection on our ability to ne- 
gotiate with other countries, par- 
ticularly Russia. We are an 
avowed democracy with a "dou- 
ble standard of citizenship" 
which negates democracy; and 
other nations of the world are 
aware of the fact. 

The effects of this situation in- 
ternationally are particularly 
crucial today and tomorrow. Na- 
tionally it has been a perennial 
sore point, unsolved even by the 
only civil war of our history. So- 
cially it takes form in race riots 
like those of Detroit. The very 
great fear of an outburst of ra- 
cial and religious strife in this 
country today stems from a 
realization that discrimination, 
segregation, exclusiveness run 
right down through the entire 
structure of our society. Many 
were surprised when the prob- 
lem of discrimination assumed 
such importance at this conven- 
tion. They felt that time was be- 
ing wasted on a rather standard 
issue. Yet weren't these dele- 
gates, unwittingly perhaps, tap- 
ping one of the largest, most 
vital problems of next week, and 
next year, of our campus and 
our nation — and one that we can- 
not afford to forget or put aside 
merely because it is not new? 



FREE PRESS 



To the Editor: 

\ The recent News editorial on 
library cases gives Superior 
Court a very welcome oppor- 
tunity to discuss Court policies, 
the honor system, and to ask 
the college at large for sugges- 
tions for improvement. 

In the first place, I would like 
to explain that this is the first 
year library cases have been 
handled by Superior Court. They 
have always been considered 
among one of the most serious 
offenses. Since they impede our 
academic work, they have been 
handled by the Faculty Disci- 
pline Committee. It seemed 
however, that the very root of 
the problem was that there has 
been too little public opinion 
against misuse of the library. 
One cure for this seemed to be 
to allow students themselves to 
handle the cases and to publi- 
cize them. In this way it was 
hoped to bring to the attention 
of the student body the impor- 
tance of the library, and to focus 
public opinion on proper use of 
our academic tools. 

The first question raised by 
the News editorial was how 
much importance is attached to 
confession in deciding the se- 
verity of the penalty. The an- 
swer to this is that according 
to our system, students are ex- 
pected to report themselves. No 
more lenient penalty is given if 
they do. It is more serious if 
they do not. News' statement 
that the girl who was suspended 
had voluntarily reported her- 
self, whereas the one with the 



more lenient penalty had the 
books discovered in her room 
gives a more clear-cut case than 
actually existed. The girl who 
was suspended had no intention 
of reporting herself until cir- 
cumstantial evidence indicated 
that a friend of hers might be 
guilty. To clear her friend, she 
reported herself. 

Why then was there the dis- 
crepancy between the two pen- 
alties given for library cases 
which are not so terribly differ- 
ent? The answer to this is that 
the Court was trying to find a 
penalty suitable for this offense. 
In the first case we decided that 
loss of registration and campus- 
ing would not do. They have no 
connection with the offense. A 
girl who has misused certain 
privileges should be deprived of 
them for a certain period, until 
she learns to appreciate them 
and use them properly. In the 
first case it was decided, that 
this end could be accomplished 
by withdrawing library privileges 
from the student; that is, not 
permitting her to sign out any 
books. However, experience 
proved this penalty to be rela- 
tively ineffective; friends are al- 
ways able to withdraw books for 
the penalized students. In the 
second case, still going on the 
same principle, we decided that 
the only way to make the pen- 
alty effective would be to forbid 
the girl to use the library at all. 
The only way to do this was by 
suspension. Consequently, in the 
second case the student was sus- 
( Continued on Page I,, Col. 4 > 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 9, 1946 



Biologists Hold 
Conference on 
Scientific Study 

Wellesley will be the scene of 
the fourth annual Biological Con- 
ference of Eastern New England 
Colleges, May 11, at which repre- 
sentatives from many nearby col- 
leges will be present. The main 
speaker will be Dr. Irene Corey 
Diller of the Lankenau Hospital 
Research Institute and Institute 
of Cancer Research in Philadel- 
phia, who will report, at an open 
meeting in Pendleton at 3:30, on 
"A Biological Approach to the 
Study of Cancer." 

At the morning session, Mrs. 
Horton will address the dele- 
gates, after registration at Sage 
Hall at 9:00. Papers on research 
in both zoology and botany by 
graduate and undergraduate stu- 
dents of the various colleges will 
be presented. Demonstrations 
and conducted tours of the cam- 
pus will follow. After luncheon 
in Tower Court, more papers will 
be read. Dr. Diller will then 
speak, and the conference will 
close with a business meeting at 
4:30 p.m. 

Dr. Diller will report on the 
results of the group research 
which has been an important 
project of the Lankenau Insti- 
tute, treating the problem of can- 
cer from both a biological and a 
clinical viewpoint. The colleges 
represented at the conference 
will be M.I.T., Brown, Tufts, 
Emmanuel, Simmons, and Whea- 
ton. 

Miss Lora Bond of the De- 
partment of Botany and Miss 
Catherine Fales of the Depart- 
ment of Zoology arranged the 
conference with the aid of a stu- 
dent committee whose members 
are Louise Friedmann '47, Caro- 
line Pentlarge '46, Camilla Rush- 
ton '47, and Muriel Schulte '46. 



T.Z.E., Agora 
And Phi Sig 
Will Hold Teas 

T.Z.E., Agora, and Phi Sig will 
hold open teas May 9 from 4 p.m. 
to 6 p.m., for all sophomores 
and juniors interested in joining 
societies next year. Z.A., Shakes- 
peare, and A.K.X. will be hos- 
tesses to the same groups May 10 
from 4 p,m. to 6 p.m. 

These teas are being held in 
order to give everyone who is 
interested in society membership 
an opportunity to become ac- 
quainted with their members and 
to learn about the particular in- 
terests of these organizations. 

Society presidents Betty Ruth- 
erford, Agora; Marilyn Hyman, 
A.K.X. ; Jean Grindley, Phi Sig- 
ma; Nancy Forsythe, Shakes- 
peare; Pat Headland, T.Z.E.; and 
Jean Pettis, Z.A., urge every girl 
to attend these spring acquaint- 
ance teas in spite of the fact 
that another round of open teas 
will be held in the fall. 



Sophomore Dance - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
ry Schwarz, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon 
Winkler, Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Kerby-Miller, and Mr. and Mrs. 
William Mackenzie. 

Tickets for the dance are now 
on sale, and will continue to be 
sold until the dance. They will 
also be sold at the door. 



Tree Day - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
available to as many outsiders as 
possible, perhaps allowing all stu- 
dents to have one guest. A de- 
cision on the distribution of the 
tickets will be made this week. 

Along with the return of other 
pre-war Tree Day traditions such 
as the pageant on the green, 
comes the return of the pre-war 
program, over-size and tasseled. 
The cover design for the pro- 
grams was drawn by Pat Ray 
'46, as symbolic of "Jungle 
Book." 

After the dance pageant, the 
sophomore Giver of the Spade, 
Dot Mott, will present the tradi- 
tional trowel to the freshman Re- 
ceiver of the Spade, Mary Down- 
ing. The president of the class 
of '49. Barbara Barnes, will then 
give the signal for the freshman- 
sophomore race to the freshman 
class tree, the location of which 
is supposedly secret. Only if the 
blue caps reach their tree before 
the sophomores will the fresh- 
men be allowed to give their 
class cheer. 




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USSA Adopts 
New Platform 

by Marion Ritvo 'J f 8 
"Plans for increasing student 
participation in world affairs 
were the most important 
part of our session," stated 
Michal Ernst '47, speaking of the 
fourth annual convention of the 
United States Student Assembly 
which was held in New York, 
April 26, 27, and 28. Mike. Vir- 
ginia Beach '47, President of 
Forum, and Virginia Guild '46, 
past-President of Forum were 
delegates to the convention at 
which a platform for the year 
was adopted and officers were 
elected. 
Michal Ernst USSA President 
Mike, who was elected Presi- 
dent of the Assembly, feels that 
the greater organization of stu- 
dents into a working group 
should be a most important part 
of U.S.S.A.'s platform. She also 
felt that the resolutions calling 
for the immediate ousting of 
Franco's government, and call- 
ing for abolition of fraternities 
and sororities as instruments of 
discrimination are "indicative of 
a good aggressive quality." 
"There is no question of taking 
the easy way out here," she 
stated. 

"Everyone seemed very enthu- 
siastic about the food problem," 
stated Ginny Beach. "A resolu- 
tion was adopted by the As- 
sembly very similar to the one 
sponsored at Wellesley," she con- 
tinued, "and everyone solemnly 
promised not to chisel by buy- 
ing cookies." 

Mrs. Roosevelt Speaks 

Mrs. Roosevelt addressed the 
first session of the convention 
concerning her work with UN. 
Both Ginny and Mike thought 
she was a charming woman, 
very straightforward, and en- 
thusiastic about her work. She 
emphasized the bad reception 
UN received in New York and 
stressed the importance of our 
treating the delegates, and es- 
pecially the minor officials, with 
more care and respect if we are 
to create favorable feelings to- 
ward America. 

"It's all right if we quarrel, 
isn't it?" asked James Loeb Jr., 
Director of the Union for Demo- 
cratic Action at the start of the 
session Saturday afternoon. Ac- 
cording to Mike, he set the pace 
for the rest of the discussions. 
The highlight of the day of 
"quarrel" was a debate by Mr. 
Loeb, Emery Reeves, author of 
the Anatomy of Peace, and Mi- 
chael Straight, editor of The 
New Republic on "World Feder- 
ation or U.N.O. for a working 
peace" which, according to Ginny 
is "the most vital issue in our 
day and one which it is impor- 
tant for any group to discuss." 



Lillian Lee, Peggy 
Wyant Head Honor 
Roll of Treasurers 

Miss Stark, Auditor of Student 
Organizations, announces that 
Lillian Lee, Treasurer of Cosmo- 
politan Club, and Margaret 
Wyant, Treasurer of Legenda, 
head the 1945-1946 honor roll for 
treasurers of student organiza- 
tions. Also on the roll are Anna- 
belle Cook, Annette Lummis, 
Joan Marshall, Elinor Peck, and 
Eleanor Stone. The roll was made 
up after the auditor went over 
and graded the books of every 
student organization. 



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pended for a period of ten days. 
This does not mean that suspen- 
sion is the only type of penalty 
which is suitable for library 
cases, but taking all sides of 
this particular instance, the 
Court decided suspension to be 
the fairest and best penalty. 

The third question brought 
out in the News editorial was 
the basis used in deciding pen- 
alties. Court takes cases of 
every type and considers them 
individually. There are certain 
precedents of penalties given for 
certain cases to which the Court 
always refers back as a basis of 
comparison. But would it be 
fair to give a girl who has a 
spotless record and who has 
slipped once as severe a penalty 
as a girl who has shown through- 
out her college career that she 
has been careless and irrespon- 
sible? We think not. But how 
can Court obtain an accurate 
record of the student? In pre- 
paring for Court cases the Chief 
Justice and other Court mem- 
bers interview the Class Dean, 
who is able to obtain pertinent 
information from the girl's in- 
structors. The House Mother 
and House President are con- 
sulted; they are also represented 
in Court. The House President 
is able to talk to the friends of 
the student concerned and ob- 
tain their point of view. If nec- 
essary the college psychiatrist is 
consulted. For the Court meet- 
ing, we try to pick a "jury" 
which does not know the girl. 
We want the "jury" to be as 
objective as possible and we 
hope that the other members of 
the Court, if they are acquainted 
with the girl, will remain im- 
partial. We have never asked 
friends to appear before Court 
as "character witnesses" because 
we can get the same information 
outside of Court and perhaps, 
present it more objectively. How- 
ever, if there are other better 
methods we are always eager 
for constructive suggestions from 
the student body. 

We appreciate the intelligent 
q u e s t i o n i n g of the News ed- 
itorial. We hope that the college 
realizes how very serious library 
misdemeanors are and why they 
must be severely treated. The 
fact that misuse of public li- 
braries is penalized with fines 
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Lectures Here 

Atlantic Monthly Editor Ed- 
ward Weeks compared "this time 
of tension in American editing" 
to the "age of serenity" which 
preceded it in a Sophie Chantal 
Hart lecture in Pendleton Hall 
Tuesday, May 7. 

Mr. Weeks was introduced by 
Miss Elizabeth Manwaring, 
Chairman of the Department of 
English Composition which spon- 
sored the talk. 

Telling of the years when Ed- 
itor James Russell Lowell used 
to carry manuscripts in a beaver 
hat and Editor William Dean 
Howies took time off to write 
novels in the mornings, Editor 
Weeks pointed out that "today 
an editor has to be his own leg 
man. He has to go out and find 
manuscripts and ideas wherever 
he can get them even if it means 
a lot of travel." 

Howies edited the Atlantic in 
its golden age, Mr. Weeks said. 
Heading the publication between 
1871 and 1881, he used to do 
most of the work himself, liter- 
ally waiting for material to come 
in. 

Running the magazine on war 
materials for seven out of his 
eight years as editor, Mr. Weeks 
has been faced with varied prob- 
lems. He has made trips abroad 
to gather material among the 
nation's fighting men, and is 
now giving important space to 
fiction, combat writing and es- 
says by veterans. 

"An astounding amount has 
been written by Americans since 
V-J day," he said. "People are 
bringing the scenes and moods 
of war home with them and 
they're writing about them. 

"I don't think there will be 
many expatriots from the U. S. 
this time," he declared. "I never 
saw men so homesick as those I 
met overseas. Remember that 
we had 7.000,000 abroad as com- 
pared to 1,000.000 in the last war. 
Last time men like Benet and 
Hemingway went abroad after 
the war and looked back on this 
country from the perspective of 
distance, but we won't see that 
today; most men don't want to 
go back." 

Mr. Weeks himself saw over- 
seas service during the last war 
in France where he was award- 
ed the Croix de Guerre. He is 
a graduate of Harvard and did 
post-graduate work at Cam- 
bridge. Beginning as a manu- 
script reader and book salesman, 
he became associate editor of 
the Atlantic Monthly in 1924, 
editor of the Atlantic Monthly 
Press in 1928 and editor of the 
magazine in 1938. His editor- 
ship has seen the modernization 
of the Monthly in many respects 
and the introduction of dis- 
patches from world news cen- 
ters. 

A visitor at Wellesley once be- 
fore this year, Mr. Weeks spoke 
in Alumnae Hall during the com- 
munity war fund drive. 

dication of the seriousness of 
this offense. The library has 
sent out questionaires to see 
whether the present library sys- 
tem can be improved. We can 
go a long way in curing the 
present library ills if we think 
and talk intelligently about it. 
Above all we should use our li- 
brary facilities with the greatest 
care and expect others to do 
likewise. 

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Modern Youth 
Topic of Alice 
Horton's Talk 

USSA Delegate Stresses 
Solidarity of World Youth 
In International Affairs 

Alice Horton '45, a delegate to 
the International Youth Confer- 
ence in London, spoke on the con- 
ference and her subset, 
travels in Europe, Wednesday, 
May S at Pendleton Hall. A re- 
ception was held at Agora be- 
fore the meeting where those 
who were interested, spoke with 
her about her extensive travels. 
Alice was a delegate of the 
United States Student Assembly, 
a political organization repre- 
senting students all over the 
country, at the conference in Lon- 
don. The rights and needs of 
youth today were discussed at 
the meetings, and the support 
of the rehabilitation program for 
the schools of Europe, the estab- 
lishment of exchange scholar- 
ships among the various nations, 
and the co-operation among stu- 
dents of all countries concerning 
their aims and ideas were urged 
The World Federation for Dem- 
ocratic Youth was established at 
the conference which will hold 
its first meeting this summer. 

After participating in a ses- 
sion of the International Stu- 
dent Congress in Prague, Alice 
toured the Soviet Union for six 
weeks as a guest of the Anti- 
Fascist Youth Committee and 
the Soviet Government. She was 
particularly impressed by the 
amount of respect and authority 
given to the student groups in 
Europe. An example of this is to 
be found in Czechoslovakia 
where student organizations are 
represented in the legislative 
bodies. 

A political science major at 
Wellesley, Alice was a member 
of the Executive Committee of 
USSA and president of the organ- 
ization in her senior year. Ac- 
tive in Forum, she was head of 
the Domestic Affairs Committee 
and head of the Social Action 
group. 



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Food Shortage - 

(Continued on Page 1) 
not know how much to prepare, 
and there is always some waste, 
she adds. 

Students are also asked to help 
in conserving milk, as any milk 
returned to the kitchen must be 
thrown out whether it has been 
touched or not. Ricky points out 
that the night on which the war 
refugee dinner was served and 
each girl received only one-half 
glass of milk, 48 less gallons were 
bought by the college. "With the 
effort of each student," she says, 
"the conservation program at 
Wellesley could be greatly ex- 
tended." 



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When Netcs found out that 
two modest seniors had played 
important roles in the May Day 
escapade, it promptly set out to 
discover the facts behind the 
daring plot. Cornered, the well- 
informed but modest girls finally 
consented to expose the plot 
which turned the senior hoop- 
rolling into a wild stampede, pro- 
vided, however, that their names 
remain a carefully guarded 
secret. 

The ambitious med students, 
it seems, professed "a deep 
yearning to have the whole se- 
nior class at Wellesley chasing 
them for a change!" The worldly 
seniors, undoubtedly psychology 
majors, attribute the mad dash 
to a plain case of "deflated ego." 
It seems that the scheming Har- 
vard lads, third and fourth med- 
ical students, were jilted in 
their freshman year by two Wel- 
lesley girls. "Hence, the 're- 
venge complex'," concluded the 
knowing seniors. "Besides, every- 
one wants to run in the Welles- 
ley hoop race!" 

"They arrived about quarter 
of seven, bedecked in caps, 
gowns, wigs, and make-up," re- 
vealed one member of Wellesley 
'46. "We met them by the 
power house and took them 
around by the lake path and 
across Severance Green to the 
clump of pine trees at the foot 
of Tower Hill. Of course, they 
towered six inches above us — 
and those legs! — but it's amaz- 
ing how many seniors said 
'hello' and kept right on walk- 
ing." 

Posting themselves nearby the 
girls watched for the race to 
begin. Confused by the ap- 
proach of the baby carriages, 
they shouted to the boys who 



dashed from their ill-concealed 
hiding places and sprinted down 
College road. Skilfully guiding 
their hoops, they charged across 
the finish line with the same 
hoop which won two years ago. 
They almost escaped to a wait- 
ing car in the parking lot when 
a horde of revengeful Wellesley 
girls seized them. 

"From then on, you might 
say the majority ruled," said one 
of the girls, apparently ready to 
end the matter. Stripped of 
their ceremonial robes, the cul- 
prits were thrown in the lake in 
back of Stone-Davis from which 
one arose triumphantly with an 
emaciated fish. Cameras clicked, 
and the would-be "queen" was 
wrapped in an Indian blanket. 
The senior girls recovered their 
caps and gowns, but one wig, 
borrowed from Hasty Pudding, 
is still mising. (Finder, please 
return to the Info Bureau!") 

Back at the car after push- 
ing through a mob of admiring 
sophomores, the Harvard lads, 
chilled and dripping, found their 
tires deflated. At the loss of an 
hour and a half's time and nine 
o'clock class at medical school, 
the car was finally fixed with a 
jack from the power house. 

Plans were made only the Sun- 
day before, when one of the girls 
casually mentioned the race. 
"We suggested," she said, "and 
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Societies Plan 
Dance, May 16 

All the society houses are hail- 
ing Tree Day this year with the 
music of Ken Reeves in each 
house, from 8 until 12 on May 18, 
according to Libby Weinberg '46, 
Chairman of the Dance Commit- 
tee. 

Tickets, $2.40 per couple, will 
be on sale from May 13, until 
May 16. Any left over after May 
17 will be open to the freshmen. 
For those of '49 unable to obtain 
tickets, a hayride has been sug- 
gested. 

"This idea of inter-society 
dances on Tree Day is complete- 
ly new," declares Libby Wein- 
berg. "If people are at all en- 
thusiastic about it, they should 
write notes to me, so that this 
will become a regular feature of 
Tree Day." 

Libby also suggests that pro- 
spective dancers pack picnic sup- 
pers so that the Vil will not be 
too jammed. 

The Dance Committee includes 
Margrette Craig '46. Dorothy Dun- 
canson '47, and Sue Ferris '47. 



Farnsworth Museum 
Exhibits Child Work, 

Modern Mexican Art 

Two exhibits of Mexican and 
children's art are currently being 
displayed in the Farnsworth Art 
Museum. The exhibit of Modern 
Mexican painting, lent by vari- 
ous museums and private col- 
lectors, will continue until May 
30, and includes works by Castel- 
lanos, Merida, Rivera, Mesa, and 
Orozco. 

Examples of children's art 
from primary, secondary, and 
senior secondary schools in Edin- 
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in the basement. This exhibit, by 
children between five and six- 
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sighs of the juniors which echoed 
through the dorms on "the morn- 
ing after" attested to the "mar- 
velousness" of Junior Prom, 
which was held last Saturday 
night in Alumnae Hall. Lew To- 
bin and his orchestra played for 
the dance, which has become the 
event of the year to most jun- 
iors. 

Since the theme of the prom 
was The Body Politic, '47's Jun- 
ior Show, lines from such songs 
as "Everything's going my way" 
and "For men Only" were illus- 
trated in huge posters around 
the walls. The intermission en- 
tertainment featured Junior 
Show stars Mike Ernst, Jean 
Lazarus, Dottie DeLutio and Ros 
Monroe singing their well known 
solos. An added attraction was 
a repeat performance from Sen- 
ior Prom of Barbara Chapline, 
Fuzzy Glassenberg and Pat Zip- 
prodt's interpretation of "Money 
is the root of all evil." 

Other novelties of the evening 
were the white leather programs 
with the Wellesley seal on the 
cover and the midnight supper 
at the end of the prom. Pre- 
ceding the dance there were sup- 
pers in Tower and Severance and 
following it society houses were 
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Books 



The Member 
of the Wedding 

Critic: Susan Kuehn '1ft 
Carson McCullers is one of the 
most remarkable of our many 
remarkable young writers. She 
published her first novel at 
twenty-two and has, since then, 
gone on to write another novel 
and numerous short stories and 
to win a Guggenheim Fellow- 
ship. Her latest novel, The Mem- 
ber of the Wedding (Houghton, 
Mifflin, $2.50), measures up to 
the expected McCullers standard. 

The Member of the Wedding 
is the story of Frankie Addam's 
twelfth summer. During this 
summer she refers to herself as 
the more glamorous F. Jasmine 
Addams. holds lengthy kitchen- 
table conversations with Beren- 
ice, the Addams' much-married 
colored cook and John Henry, 
Frankie's six-year-old cousin. It 
is during this summer that 
Frankie feels very lonely. It is 
part of adolescence to feel con- 
fused and "left-out," and if 
Frankie goes through this stage 
more poignantly than most, she 
is no less universal. 

Adolescent Problems 

Frankie hates her town and 
the people in it with the violent, 
incoherent hate of an adolescent. 
Taller than her school-mates and 
barred from their club, she feels 
that she is disliked by her young 
contemporaries. Her attempts 
to "belong" finally lead Frankie 
to self-identification with her 
brother and his bride. She feels 
that she belongs to them and 
plans to join them after the wed- 
ding. These plans involve say- 
ing farewell to a heterogeneous 
group of friends (which include 
an organ-grinder and a barten- 
der), and buying an orange 
satin formal with silver slippers 
for the wedding. 

As usual, Carson McCullers 
concentrates on characterization 
rather than plot, with the result 
that only three people dominate 
the "novella." The other char- 
acters appear seldom and are 
important only in their influence 
upon these three. These three 
are all personalities the reader 
is not likely to forget for a long 
time. • He cannot help but re- 
member the "solemn, hovering, 
^host-grey" John Henry with his 
tiny gold-rimmed glasses and 
dollar watch, Berenice, whose 
world "was a round world"; and 
least of all will he forget Fran- 
kie, who wanted to find the "we 
of me." 

SUght Plot 

A novel, in order to be good, 
need not have a spectacular plot. 
Yet the incidents which make 
up the short novel's very slight 
plot seem at times to be almost 
too trivial. One wonders wheth- 
er they are not enlarged to a 
greater magnitude than they de- 
serve, and whether Frankie's 
sensitivity does not become too 
introspective. 

Frankie is very much like Mich 
Kelly, the adolescent figure in 
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 
Miss McCullers' first novel. And 
Frankie is at a disadvantage in 
such a comparison. Mich, too, 
is lonely and defiant, but her 
loneliness is not so much a prod- 
uct of the imagination as Fran- 



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NATICK. MASS. 



Thun., Fri., Sat. May 9-10-11 
Clurk Gable - Greer Gurson 

"ADVENTURE" 

and 
Nonh Beery - Lois Collier 

"CRIMSON CANARY" 

Owing iu (he length of this 
program, evening performances 

slnrl at 7:45. 



Sun. ■ Itton. Mar 12-13 

Veronica Lake - Sonny Tufis 

"MISS SUSIE SLAGLE'S" 

anil 
Ellen Lane - Jean Rogers 

"GAY BLADES" 



Fue*. - Wed. May 14-15 

Ann Solhern - George Murphy 

"UP GOES MAISIE" 

and 
Joe Molir - Janls Cnrlcr 

"Notorious Lone Wolf" 



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Films 



Latest Library 
Display Shows 
Hundred Books 

Newest Exhibit Features 

Books That Influenced 

American Traditions 

Hard as it is to believe that 
the Farmer's Almanac for 1198 
or the First Mail Order Cata- 
logue (1872) could have had any 
influence on our lives, these two 
literary works are included in 
a list of "The One Hundred Books 
which Influenced America," se- 
lected by the Grolier Club of 
New York. These books with 
a few exceptions are now on 
exhibit in the first alcove in the 
library. 

"Of course the selections will 
be of interest to students of 
American Literature," said Miss 
Ola Winslow of the Department 
of English Literature, "but I 
hope many others will take the 
opportunity to look at this varied 
and interesting collection." 

Arranged chronologically, the 
books start with The Bay Psalm 
Book, 1640, and ends with Ed- 
win Markham's The Man with 
the Hoe, 1899. The word "book" 
is interpreted in the broadest 
sense and therefore the list in- 
cludes great public documents 
and speeches such as The Mon- 
roe Doctrine, The Declaration of 
Independence, The Constitution 
and Lincoln's Gettysburg Ad- 
dress. 

"Certainly not all the books 
are masterpieces of literature 
and some of them may not even 
be good," explained Miss Wins- 
low, "but it must be remembered 
that the criterion was their in- 
fluence on America." Thus Ho- 
ratio Alger's Ragged Dick is on 
the same list with Emily Dick- 
inson's Poems. There are ob- 
vious selections there, too, — 
ones that almost every American 
child has read like The Night 
Before Christmas, Huckleberry 
Finn, Tow Sawyer and Little 
Women. Many on the list, like 
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations 
and Noah Webster's Dictionary 



kie's. As a result, the later 
book, beautifully written as it 
is, sometimes tends to become 
the story of a single girl, who 
is not very much like the chil- 
dren in the reader's own expe- 
rience and knowledge. The rest 
of the time, however, Frankie is 
the exaggerated picture of the 
uncertain moments in every 
adolescent, and often she strikes 
the reader's memory with dis- 
turbing accuracy. Frankie's per- 
sonality does not become dis- 
torted through this exaggera- 
tion, and it would be wrong to 
call her typical, for she is not 
the stock-character of adoles- 
cence which we see in most nov- 
els, on Broadway or in the mo- 
vies. She is instead, part of 
everyone's experience, painful, 
perhaps, but undeniably present. 



CIRCLE THEATRE 

Cleveland Circle 
LON. 4040-4041 

Starts Thun., May 2 for 7 day 

MAT. 1:46 — EVB. 7:45 

Snturdny-Sunday 1-11 

Barbara Stanwyck - Geo. Brent 

"MY REPUTATION" 

alio 

Leo Gorccy - Hunti Hall 

"LIVE WIRE S" 

Starts May 9th 

"TOMORROW'S FOREVER" 

and 

"Tarzan and the Leopard 
W oman" 

III- .Ml THE LATEST IMPROVEMENT 
IN SOUND 

The Voice of the Theatre 

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of the English Language are 
permanent fixtures in almost 
every home. 

The effectiveness of such books 
as Uncle Tom's Cabin, which 
promoted the reaction against 
slavery, is obvious while the ac- 
complishments of Luther Holt's 
Care and Feeding of Children 
are less well known, "though 
probably all of you were brought 
up by it," said Miss Winslow. 

The importance of scientific 
advances is recognized by the 
inclusion of such works as Frank- 
lin's Experiments on Electricity 
and 'Oliver W. Holmes' The Con- 
tagiousness of Puerperal Fever. 
The list covers a very wide vari- 
ety of types and the exhibit 
should be of interest to everyone. 



Annual Concert 

The annual Spring Concert by 
the Wellesley Orchestra, will 
take place Sunday, May 12, at 
3:30 p.m., in Alumnae Hall. The 
program, announced by Betty 
Allen '47, President of Orchestra, 
will include Beethoven's 4th Sym- 
phony in B flat Major, Samuel 
Barber's "Adagio for Strings." 
and "Capriccio" by Hubert W. 
Lamb of the Department of Mu- 
sic. Mr. Harry Kobialka, Director 
of Orchestra, will conduct, and 
the concert is open to the public 
and students without charge. 



COMMUNITY 
PLAYHOUSE 

WELLESLEY HILLS 

NOW SHOWING 
CORNEL WILDE In 

"BANDIT OF 

SHERWOOD FOREST" 

— Also— 
Dorothy Lamour-Arturo de Cordova in 

"MASQUERADE IN 
MEXICO" 

SUN-WED. MAY 12-13-14-15 

Gene Tierncy - Cornel WUde 

Jeanne Craln - Vincent Price In. 

"LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN" 



MAT. 2:W — EVE. 6:10 

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FBAHINGHAM 

NOW thru SATURDAY 
Randolph Scott 

ABILENE TOWN 

— Also — 
FRED MacMURKAY 

"PARDON MY P AST" 

SUN. thru WEDNESDAY 

John Payne 
Maureen O'Hara 

"SENTIMENTAL 
JOURNEY" 

—Also— 
FAYE MARLOWE 

"JOHNNY COMES 

FLYING HOME" 



Menuhin Opens 
Concert Series 
For Next Year 

Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, will 
present the first concert of the 
Wellesley Concert Series for the 
season 1946-47, October 23. David 
Barnett, manager of the series, 
announces the performance of 
Ezio Pinza, basso, December 4; 
Andres Segovia, guitarist, March 
5; and Mme. Karin Branzell, con- 
tralto, April 23, as the other ar- 
tists for the coming season. 

This year's season has had a 
striking success, and Mr. Bar- 
nett, reporting that the demand 
for subscriptions for next year 
is already ahead of those for 
1945-46, feels that the promised 
artists will have equally great 
popular appeal. 

Mr. Menuhin who "combines 
unrivalled beauty of tone with 
nobility of musical concept" 
ranks as one of the foremost 
living violinists, and, since his 
debut at an early age, has given 
frequent public appearances. 

Ezio Pinza, who is considered 
the greatest operatic basso of 
our time has gained a wide repu- 
tation for combined vocal and 
dramatic ability during his as- 
sociation with the Metropolitan 
Opera of New York. 

Andres Segovia, guitarist, will 
present a program of the type 
music of the string quartet. His 
inclusion in the Series of next 
year is expected to create great 
interest due to the few trained 
artists of the guitar. 

At the last concert, Mme. 



Saratoga 
Trunk 

Critic: Jean Lamb '.'ft 

In spite of author Edna Fer- 
ber's illustrious name, the film 
version of Saratoga Trunk is a 
disappointment. The story seems 
to have no raison d'etre, for it 
is neither entertaining as a nar- 
rative nor interesting as a char- 
acter study. Unfortunately the 
very thing that would have been 
most interesting, the study of 
the wilful heroine's reaction to 
her opposition to society, is hard- 
ly touched upon. All the audi- 
ence sees is examples of her wil- 
fulness, with an unsubtle treat- 
ment of her feelings and mo- 
tives. 

The story is of Clio Dulaine, 
whose mother was wronged by 
New Orleans society. Having 
spent most of her life in France, 
Clio, played by Ingrid Bergman, 
determines to avenge her mother 
at the expense of New Orleans, 
and to find a millionaire hus- 
band. 

In New Orleans she meets 
Clint Maroon, a Texan gambler 
played by Gary Cooper. How- 
ever Clio does not intend to stop 
at a "penny-ante" man, and 
heads for bigger game at Sara- 
toga Springs, where she soon has 
the most desirable young bach- 

(Continued on Page 6, Col. 5) 

Karin Branzell will give a per- 
formance of lieder singing. Mme. 
Branzell has a contralto voice. 

The Concert Series Office in 
Billings Hall is open Monday 
through Friday, 10:30-12:30, 1:30- 
3:30, and Mr. Barnett has an- 
nounced that this year a dollar 
reduction on each subscription 
for payment before May 15 will 
again be made. 



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Sets, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, Spray Pins 
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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, MAY 9, 1946 



Around the Vil Wellesley Loses 

Bridge Tourney 



Mother's Day may have just 
skipped your mind this year, 
what with all the papers and 
quizzes that seem to have piled 
up for most of us right now. 
But Hathaway can still save the 
day! Nothing is faster to send 
than a book, and Hathaway has 
just the one for your mother— 
and, yes, yours too. Does she like 
to garden? Then send her a book 
of the latest do's and don'ts in 
the world of flowers and vege- 
tables. Or why not send her 
a box of the finest stationery 
to keep her long list of corres- 
pondents happy? At any rate, 
Hathaway House can solve that 
last minute panic of what to 
send. 

All those breakables in the 
dorm that you're going to want 
at home for the summer should 
be well packed if they're to get 
there in one piece. A little later 
on you're going to have finals on 
your mind and won't have time 
to think about the details of 
packing. So why not call the Col- 
lege Taxi Company now and let 
them do the worrying for you. 
They will crate and pack all your 
valuables for you and see that 
they get home in A-l condition. 

Jewelry is always a lovely pres- 
ent for Mother's Day, and Hill 
and Dale has a full and beauti- 
ful stock. 

They have many, many pairs 
of earrings — each as pretty as it 
is novel. The only thing to do 
is drop in there, right away — 
today — and see them yourself. 

It may be May now, but some- 
how the weather man just 
doesn't seem to understand that 
that means flowers and not rain. 
So don't take a chance on ruining 
your spring bonnet. Le Blanc 
Taxi, ever reliable, will whisk 
you to and fro and not a drop of 
rain need endanger your ribbons 
and veil. Just call WELlesley 
1600, and Le Blanc will come 
a runnin'. 

Big week-end coming up? 
You'll need some new play 
clothes, and Gross Strauss has 
lots and lots of cute ones. There's 
the latest thing in bathing suits 
— a romper style all-wool jersey 
that comes in luscious colors, 
one pretty combination is aqua 
with a rose colored belt. And 



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by Rose-Helen Kopelman, 'Jf8 

"Well, we didn't take first 
place," admitted Pheo Philbrick 
and Patty Peare, both '47, Welles- 
ley representatives at an Inter- 
college Bridge Tournament, "but 
we certainly had an exciting 
week-end. A suite at the Ritz- 
Carlton in New York, with all ex- 
penses paid!" Competing on 
April 27 and 28 with couples from 
fourteen other colleges including 
Bryn Mawr and Barnard, the 
girls played forty-five hands in 
all, coming in third of the 
women's couples. 

"No, nothing very spectacular 
happened during the games," 
they sighed, "not even one grand 
slam." They were relieved to find 
that few of the participants took 
their bridge very seriously, al- 
though one of the members of 
the winning team from Cornell 
was U. S. champion. "And then 
there was one couple who would 
get together after each hand and 
practically beat each other up!" 

Still confused as to how they 
got into the tournament, they 
revealed that they had no idea 
who had sponsored it until they 
read subsequently in the news- 
papers that it was a project of the 
National Association of Card 
Manufacturers. "Now we know 
why there were new cards for 
every game. And it certainly was 
a joy." 



an absolute necessity for the out- 
door girl (and who isn't one 
in this lovely weather?) are 
shorts. Be sure and see them 
at Gross Strauss, in twill — all 
colors. Sally. 





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Pat Peare and Pheo Philbrick 
examine bridge tally. 

Made couple number one be- 
cause the director's wife had at- 
tended Wellesley, they were con- 
tinually snapped by newspaper 
photographers "who would do 
anything to get a picture of a 
Wellesley girl." They were proud 
that they could tell reporters 
that they had received fan ma : .' 
— one letter of advice from a 
friend. 

Pat and Pheo have a sugges- 
tion which they are sure would 
be welcomed by all Wellesley 
girls — that a good course in 
bridge be given for at least three 
credits! "We're certain," they ad- 
ded, "that the department would 
prove a very popular one." 



Italy America 
To Be Lecture 
By MacAllister 

Professor A. T. MacAllister, of 
Princeton University and the per- 
sonal representative in colleges 
and universities for Professor 
C. R. Morey, U. S. Cultural At- 
tache at the American Embassy 
in Rome, will speak on "Italy and 
America; Yesterday, Today, and 
Tomorrow" in an Italian Eve- 
ning sponsored by the Depart- 
ment of Italian and the Cirocolo 
Italiano, Wednesday, May 15 at 8 
p.m. in Shakesapeare. 

Head of the Milan Office of the 
U. S. Information Service since 
June, 1945, Professor MacAllister 
is also Assistant Professor of 
Italian at Princeton University. 
He obtained his PhD. at Yale 
University in 1938 and has 
studied at the universities of 
Paris, Perugia and Rome. 

Immediately after the lecture 
the Circolo Italiano will present 
a one-act play by Lugi Piran- 
dello: Lumie di Sicilia. The 
cast is as follows: Mi- 
cuccio Bonavino, band player, 
Gertrude Puccia '47, Sina Mar- 
inis, singer, Dorothy Rose '48; 
Marta Marnis, mother of Sina, 
Carmel Zupa '47, Ferdinando, 
waiter, Alma Mastrangelo '48; 
Dorina, maid, Alice Edwards '47; 
Costumes and Scenario, Mar- 
garet Goodwillie 47, Miriam 
Brady '47; Faculty advisor, Miss 
Angeline La Pina. 



College Notes 

Engaged 

Barbara Clark '40 t" Jacfc i.andon 
•ii, Dartmouth, 

Margrette Craig '4fi to Lt. (jg) 
James W". 111:411. ex-U. of Penn:i '46. 

Madeline Dyer '40 t" Hugh Knapp 
'ii, Whitman 

Gwen Gunter '47 to Henry Morgan 
•IT, M. I. T. 

. 

Saratoga Trunk - 

( Continued from Page 5) 

elor in love with her. 

There ensues the battle for 
the ownership of the Saratoga 
Trunk Line railroad, which is 
for Clio the deciding point, en- 
abling her to clearly choose be- 
tween Clint and wealthy Barth 
van Steed. 

Ingrid Bergman gives an ex- 
cellent performance as the head- 
strong Clio, although she does 
not come up to her role as the 
nun in The Bells of St. Murt/'s. 
However it is nice to see that 
she can be a spirited she-devil 
as well as less fiery personages. 
The one thing she cannot do, 
evidently, is to speak French, 
but since she seldom attempts 
to maintain an accent, except for 
calling the Texan "Cleent," we 
will forgive her this minor sin. 

Gary Cooper handles his role 
with assurance bred of long hab- 
itude; his eyes are in particular 
very expressive. However the 
most intriguing character in the 
movie is Mrs. Bellap, played by 
Florence Bates. "" Her perform- 
ance as the social leader who in 
reality has nothing but her wits 
to live on is outstanding. 




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